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Question DetailsAsked on 3/31/2016

My Lg washer all of sudden started spurting water

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Hopefully you figured out there are shutoff valves at the wall behind the washer.

Depending on where water was coming from, if you check behind you might find you had one of the two water hoses feeding the machine break - they commonly last 10-30 years depending on quality. If that is the case, turn off the faucet to it (with some models both have to be turned off so do that for safety), undo the hose fittings, get new hose at plumbing supply or local hardware store for about $25 each (should probably do both if one failed, assuming both are same age) - better quality at those locations generally than at box store or box home improvement store.

It is also not uncommon for the discharge hose to jump out of the drain pipe if it is not tied down - larger diameter runner hose with gooseneck that goes down into the drain. If not tied down to the housing, you can use a couple of screws or nails (avoid hitting pipes of course) and tie it down with a LARGE cable tie or a piece of tough (nylon or polyester best) cord or rope so it cannot jump up and out if there is a spurt of air then water through the drain hose, which can make it jump out of the drain pipe.

If coming from elsewhere on/in the washer, turn of the water to it and I would also turn off the power breaker to it for safety - for the dryer too if it got soaked.

Then Appliance Repair - large would be your Search the List castegory for a repair tech - or call the warranty number for your washer if still under warranty and NOT a broken feed hose (those are not warrantied with the machine).

Answered 4 years ago by LCD


If you are talking about spurting water and suds from the rear of a front loading machine it could be the vent on the back panel. Usually water and suds come spurting out of this because there was too much detergent loaded in the dispenser.

Answered 4 years ago by Guest_98024861

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